A marvelous journey to experience once in a lifetime adventure around Holy Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover, regarded since ancient times as one of the holiest of all places on this planet.
HimEx Nepal offers pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarover with an exciting combination with flight to Lhasa to witness Tibetan Buddhist culture as well acclimatizing on one of the world highest capital city in Lhasa.
In Lhasa interesting tour of famous monasteries Drefung-Shera- Jhorkang with time around busy Barkhor market square where you can observe Tibetans from all parts of Tibet visiting Lhasa on pilgrimage.
After a wonderful time Lhasa in Lhasa our adventure continues with scenic overland drive to Gynatse and Shigatse crossing over high passes of Kamba-la-Karo-la and Simi-la of above 4,800 and 5,000 meters high with incredible views of Tibetan vast landscapes with snowcapped peaks.
At Gynatse tour of famous Khumbum Stupa and heading to Tibet’s 2nd largest city at Shigatse the seat of his holiness Panchen Lama visiting magnificent Tashilumpo monastery.
From here our journey heads South West Tibet towards Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover where you can see the real Tibetan life style with traditional farm villages and towns including nomads tented camps with Yaks grazing on this world high and largest plateau.
This unique journey takes you remote side of Tibet South West of Ngari area bordering West Nepal-North West India of Ladakh and close to Pakistan frontier.
Journey offers mind-blowing scenery of windswept dry and high terrain lined with array of snow capped mountains that straddles border with Nepal and Tibet.
Although a desert like appearance with moonscape, journey to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover is an experience of a life time in the high altitude where the average elevations above 4,000 meters high, where you can witness ancient Bon (pre-Buddhism) and Tibetan Buddhism culture with fascinating customs which makes this trip so special.
Drive leads past over several high passes and towns of, Saga, Paryang to reach at Horpa eastern side of sacred Lake Manasarover with first view of Mt. Kailash.
Finally reaching on the foot of Holy Mt. Kailash at 6,714 m / 22,028 ft high, wholly within Tibet an amazing mountain of beauty and grace, with four great cardinal faces, eastern face is believed to be crystal, the western ruby, the southern sapphire and the northern gold.
It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Jain and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion-Bonpa.
The highest point of this trip on top of holy Dorma-la pass at 5, 470 meters high, from here after some prayers and offering descend to Lamchu valley at Zutul-Puk 4,760 m and then a pleasant walk back to Darchen completing the holy pilgrimage and kora.
After a great spiritual moment, feeling high return journey on the same route to reach Saga, from here on newly opened road to Kathmandu via Kyirong border town with great lifetime experience on holy Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover trip with great service of Himex Nepal team of Nepalese and Tibetan staff.
At present due to broken road from 25th April & 12th May 2015 earthquake, the normal route from Kodari / Zhangmu is closed, however this holy Yatra or pilgrimage can be done from newly opened Kyirong border.